fond.of.u Valentine party • A Subtle Revelry

fond.of.u Valentine party

A night of reveling in love is the perfect reason to celebrate, even after yesterday’s holiday. Hosting a night of appetizer fondue with girlfriends is festive and easy party for any Friday night. Add in a few hearts and be ready for a spring bridal shower or engagement party. En masse sharing your fondness through fondue would make a sweet and affordable addition to a wedding reception.

For our afternoon party, fondue was taken out of it’s usual earthy bowls and placed in miniature portions on shallow glass plates. Pretty cocktail glasses became home to lighted candles and guests enjoyed warming their cheese as they dipped one of the many treats provided at leisure.

Tables were topped with pretty homemade felt and metallic garland, inspired by this fabulous photo. The garland was easy to make and perfect for fancying up a backyard. Presents wrapped in pink were pretty prizes for winning the game of being lovely.

Cheers in front of a sprayed heart backdrop + filling our stomachs with chocolate and treats made for a get together where fondness, friends and love ran strong.

Photos of the event taken by Jackie Wonders

See the rest of the party- favors, threaded napkins & games.



  1. I have a big ol’ crush on fuchsia, so this is right up my alley! Fondue on little plates is such a great idea. I’d love to do this.

  2. Rach

    15 February

    I have to admit, I love your blog. There is just so much to love in every post! Thanks for this! :)

  3. jenn

    15 February

    This is so adorable! I bet it was so much fun. I never would’ve thought a tea light could keep anything melted … so good to know because it’s such a cute idea!

    • Victoria

      15 February


      Jenn, just to let you know we a) made sure the fondue was nice and melted prior to the party starting, we kept reserves in an actual fondue bowl to refill as needed and b) the tea lights I used were from Ikea and about 50% bigger than normal craft store ones so I think the heavier flame helped!- good luck:)

  4. Anna @ IHOD

    15 February

    Fondue with girlfriends sounds AWESOME to me. The garland is gorgeous! I love your color choices:)
    Have a lovely week~

  5. Lena

    15 February

    What an adorable idea for a girls night!

  6. Stephie

    15 February

    Love it, especially the little heart shaped cup with the brownie – how sweet! What a great idea for a celebration, Stephie x

  7. Lisa

    15 February

    This is charming! Those spray hearts are the best idea. I’ve never seen fondue with candles in a shallow dish. Does it keep it warm enough still? It’s beautiful.

  8. April

    16 February

    Good Morning…I’m visiting from SITS! You have a great blog! Loved all the ideas you shared about the party you had with your girlfriends…what FUN!

  9. Tara

    17 February

    What a fun party theme! Perfect for my girls’ party next month for the teens in our youth group. Thanks!

  10. the MRS.

    24 February

    oh I love the garland.

    Watch me eat with my {HANDS}

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  12. Anna

    13 January

    Beautiful party! Where did you get the lips from?

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  14. alena

    8 March

    this is adorable!!
    but i have what could be a silly question…doesn’t setting the plates on top of the wine glasses put out the tealight? i imagine the plate creates a seal over the wine glass that suffocates the candle flame. is there a secret to this?

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